'''''Mort''''' is a ''Discworld
'' novel by Terry Pratchett
. Published in 1987, it is the fourth ''Discworld'' novel and the first to focus on the character Death (Discworld)|Death
, who only appeared as a side character in the previous novels. The title is the name of its Death (Discworld)#Lord Mortimer, Duke of Sto Helit|main character
and also a play on words: in French, ''mort'' means "death". The French language edition is titled ''Mortimer''.
In the BBC's 2003 Big Read
contest, viewers voted on the "Nation's Best-loved Book"; ''Mort'' was among the Top 100 and chosen as the most popular of Pratchett's novels.
[[http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/bigread/top100_2.shtml BBC – The Big Read – Top 100 Books] April 2003, Retrieved 2009-05-9]
In 2004, Pratchett stated that ''Mort'' was the first Discworld novel with which he was "pleased", stating that in previous books, the plot had existed to support the jokes, but that in ''Mort'', the plot...